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My Fair Lady and a Trip to London

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My fascination with London began the first time I saw the award winning film My Fair Lady. I had dreamed about seeing this regal city for as long as I can remember, and when I finally arrived in London, I felt like I had already been there, well almost.

Except for the fact that My Fair Lady takes place in the early 1900’s and this was modern day London, I felt the same charm I had experienced when seeing the film (over 100 times).

The best way to see London is to walk the streets and see the sights as much as possible. The character of many of the streets of London played a big part in My Fair Lady, and each and every corner of the city has its’ own character. Here are some of my favorite spots to check out:

*Covent Garden is a haven for foodies and fashionistas alike. There are so many restaurants to choose from you may become hungry just looking at your choices. And there is always some special event going on whether it is an art exhibit or the zillions of sparkling lights for Christmas or other Holiday fare.

*Trafalgar Square is a vibrant place to experience all types of art and festivals. But it is also a place that has a long history with the city of London and a great place to see unique exhibits, fireworks and presentations and capture a lot of the sights of the city.

*London Bridge was first built by the Romans 2,000 years ago although it has since been rebuilt many times over, but is in close proximity to the original location.

*Piccadilly Circus is bustling with so much to do including the world’s largest indoor theme park, but also includes lots of pubs and restaurants.

*Selfridge’s is a London original and worth a stop to shop.

*Fortnum and Mason’s is another foodie stop. They have been providing delicacies to the Royal Family for years and have a¬† long food connection with the city.

*Downing Street where the Prime Minister lives and works, worth a stop or a quick look

And of course a first visit to London is not complete without a stop to see Buckingham Palace and the changing of the guard. The pomp and circumstance is not to be missed and you will experience it at its’ best here. can also be a great way to see London especially if it is your first time here. If you have limited time to see the city you don’t want to waste time trying to find these places and your way around this vibrant¬† city.

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